Published on September 25th, 2011 | by tomkolovos7
Dior eyes deceive you?
Is that Grace Kelly and Marylin Monroe with Charlize Theron in the new Dior commercial for J’adore?
Why yes it is.
In the case of Marylin, The New York Times reports that the new owner of the rights to her image is actively trying “to take Monroe’s image upscale.”
With that prerogative, the company has been free to license new Monroe-themed products and campaigns, starting with a Christian Dior ad campaign featuring Charlize Theron, who encounters Marilyn in a dressing room, that had its debut during the Emmys broadcast. Other projects in the works, Mr. Salter said, include a Dolce & Gabbana line due in spring; an expanded Marilyn Monroe line of Gerard Darel apparel as well as Marilyn footwear, handbags and cosmetics; two television series; and possibly film roles played by a digitally ersatz Monroe.
And who can blame Mr. Salter? With recent downmarket “shovel ready” collections launched by The Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara for Sears, Kohl’s and K Mart respectively, what becomes a legend most?
That’s right, get thee to Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. And get thee to work, dead or alive!
You know the economy is in a sad state when dead people can make a better living than the rest of us.
Is that the Republican jobs plan, one wonders? It would certainly explain why the audience at the Ronald Reagan Library burst into such enthusiastic applause when Texas Governor Rick “The Tooth” Perry, who claims to have created the most jobs of any Governor in the country, proudly defended having executed the most people in the country.
If that doesn’t pass the smell test with you, clearly you haven’t found yourself at a Christian Dior cosmetics counter with a bottle of J’adore in hand. Or at a Republican primary debate with a rational question.
But I digress. Here’s the aforementioned commercial, just in case you missed it during the Emmy telecast.
Coming next week: “The Crook Of Mormon and The Tooth Perry: Lying on your job application with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.”
In the meantime, if you’ve cancelled your daughter’s HPV vaccination, you might have time to enjoy more delusions of Michele Bachmann from a previous post:
WTF, I MARRIED A GAY MAN: Michele and Marcus Bachmann and 10 other Women Who Married in/Famous Gay Men
Tom Kolovos is Editor in Chief of aControlledSubstance.com